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Oct 4, 2012 12:00am PDT
, "usa today," thank you very much. >> my pleasure. >> woodruff: the inner workings of the vatican were in the spotlight today as the pope's former butler took the stand in a trial focused on stolen church documents. jeffrey brown reports. >> brown: as pope benedict the 16th arrived in st. peter's square for his weekly address, final witnesses testified in the trial of his former butler. members of the holy see's police force told a vatican court they found thousands of the pope's papers hidden in the apartment of paolo gabriele. on many of the documents the pope had written in his native german: "to be destroyed." gabriele worked for the vatican for two decades and served as the pope's butler beginning in 2006. he's accused of stealing confidential papers and leaking them to italian journalists including gianluigi nuzzi, who published them in his book "his holiness: the secret papers of pope benedict the 16th" in may. gabriele has confessed to taking the papers, saying he wanted to expose what he called "evil and corruption" in the church. still, under vatican law, the trial must proce
Oct 6, 2012 6:00pm EDT
training camp and at oregon and abducted 16 hostages. four other men pled not guilty. >>> the vatican says that the former butler of pope benedict is expected to get a papal apartment after stealing the pope's private documents and linking them to a journalist. he was sentenced to 18 months in prison. he said he did because he felt that the pope was not been informed of what was going on in the vatican and that exposing them publicly would put the church on the right track. >> i would not say anybody in the vatican is happy about this. it is a sad chapter, but it appears to be a just trial and just sentenced. >> he is serving his sentence under house arrest for now. >>> cool the temperatures are here, john. >> they are in process, running about 10 degrees above average this past week or so, but we are going way below average the next couple days. right now, 64 >>> the latest economic numbers showed the unemployment rate was better than expected and the vice presidential candidates are prepping for a showdown and kentucky. >> in his weekly address, president obama is talking about the sudde
Oct 3, 2012 7:00am EDT
to children. emily buchanan, bbc news. >> still to come on gmt, vatican police take the stand in the trial against the former butler accused of stealing confidential information. >> and an official ban on homosexual activity. if passed the law would prevent them from gathering publicly. a similar law was passed the st. petersburg. >> the parliament was small but vocal. gay rights campaigners gathered to protest about a bill that would make their demonstrations illegal. it would make promoting homosexuality a criminal offense with those found guilty facing jail. >> we will not be able to come out with posters like today with our symbols to say publicly you are a homosexual in an interview would be considered propaganda. >> the bill has been heavily criticized by human rights groups but the counterprotesters were there. >> when gay people come out in the street to promote this way of life, it promotes a violation of my are the and children's rights and people this worries us and we demand a ban and punishment. >> the zoigs pass the bill was passed by more than half of the members of parliame
Oct 6, 2012 4:00am PDT
a son to him. >>> also, we have breaking news from the vatican, where the pope's butler has just been convicted of leaking controversial documents. it's one of the most damaging scandals to hit the pope. we'll have a live report coming up from rome. >> the butler leaked the documents to help the pope. we'll tell you what his sentence is. >>> the new jobs numbers showing unemployment at its lowest level in years. now, allegations that the administration is cooking the books. do those charges have any merit? we'll take a closer look at that. >> pretty shocking charges there. >>> and a preview of the debate everyone really wants to see. the comedian versus the cable news anchor. jon stewart and bill o'reilly faceoff in rumble 2012. we'll handicap the showdown and look at how the opponents are getting ready. is stewart really prepping with colbert and a chicken? nothing would surprise me with jon stewart. >> sounds about right. >>> we're going to start with an amber alert in colorado. the fbi has joined the search for jessica rodriguez, last seen leaving for school yesterday morning. she
Oct 2, 2012 9:00am PDT
replenish itself. that's healthy skin for life. only from aveeno. >>> so stunning accusations in a vatican courtroom today. pop benedict's butler is on trial for leak being hundreds of documents to an italian journalist. paolo gabriele admits to taking these papers but on stand he said it because the pope was being in his words manipulated so he also accused vatican police of keeping him in a tiny, dimly lit room for weeks. some serious allegations by this butler. first of all what was the point to say he had been put into this room under intense light. is he saying he's being tortured. something is going on as this trial goes on? >> reporter: presumably what's going on here is that like any defense attorney the legal team representing paolo gabriele in this process is trying to create sympathy for their client and one of the ways they are trying to do that is to suggest that some of that testimony that he gave to vatican investigators during the preliminary investigation over the summer may have come under duress and, therefore, should be taken with a grain of salt. now what the vatican w
Oct 3, 2012 2:35am EDT
facing vatican justice and we are getting a rare glimpse inside a world that feeds on secrecy. >> gabriele seemed calm, serious, a bit tense at times. >> reporter: no one was closer to the pope, wake him in the morning bringing him his meals. when investigators raided gabriele's apartment their carried 82 boxes of evidence including stolen documents. gabriele is accused of being the source of damni ining leaks as as best selling books that portray the vatican as a sea of corruption and cronyism, construction contracts given to friends, people buying audiences with the pope for $13,000. >> it's become painfully clear that he does not have his hand on the rudder. i mean he is looks very much look a weak pope. >> reporter: the pope returned to the vatican after three months at his summer residence outside rome. at 85 he is note isably in decline, a portrait of a leader blind to the intrigue and infighting all around him. as for gabriele, a 46-year-old father of three who lives at the vatican, he has said he leaked the documents out of loyalty to the pope inspired by the holy spir
Oct 2, 2012 2:30pm PDT
. >> now to the trial has been rocking the vatican. the pope's former bolar has denied stealing confidential documents. >> he admits copping certain sensitive papers and abusing the pope stressed. the trial opened over the weekend. he is defending himself and insists he acted alone. if found guilty, he faces four years in jail. he complained about the conditions he endured and eight tiny vatican sell after being arrested. onto sports news and it is goodbye to one of the biggest names in german football, michael ballack. >> he has renounced -- he has announced his retirement and it didn't come after a big surprise. it is a low-key and to a career that has had its fair share of ups and downs. here is a look back over his 17- year run. >> he's known as one of the greatest german footballers of recent times. he and his career at a club where he had some early success as well as some bitter moments. like losing the german championship in the year 2000. but he enjoyed his greatest triumphs in the years in- betweens, like in munich. and that chelsea, winning a number of national titles
Oct 3, 2012 4:00am PDT
documents from the pontiff, however, he admitted photocopying the pope's private correspondence. vatican police testified they found thousands of pages of documents inside his apartment. >>> also in vatican city, a dramatic but unrelated protest. a man climbed onto the dome of st. peter's bassilica unfurling a protest bannister against italy's prime minister. at last report he was still up there. >>> and after checking out a tip, police near detroit say missing teamster's boss jimmy hoffa is not buried in the driveway of a home. neither is anyone else. >>> well, now here as an early look at how wall street's going to kick off the day. the dow closed at 13,482 after losing 32 points yesterday. the s&p was up a point. the nasdaq gained six. taking a look at overseas trading this morning, in tokyo the nikkei fell 39 points but in hong kong the hang seng added 47. >>> well, a mixed day on the street could be the story for much of the week. on tuesday material stocks stalled the dow after the country's largest fertilizer company reported weak global demand. >>> meanwhile, news that spain will
Oct 3, 2012 4:30am PDT
. >> also, how about some daredevils? at the vatican? the stunt that one man pulled trying to send a message to italy's government. >>> we're looking over here, this message for freement. >>> welcome back, everybody, on a wednesday morning. a nice picturesque shot of san francisco. that is a live shot, if you've been feeling the heat all week long. christina loren will let us know if that's going to chill out a little bit coming up. it is 4:54. >>> san francisco gets busier today. the america's cup sailing races starts with qualifying rounds. plus, the start of fleet week on the bay. a military hover craft will come ashore from the "uss macon island" for a medical training drill. at 4:00, the america cup teams will be zipping across the water in qualifying. it would not be fleet week without the blue angels. they touched down yesterday afternoon, in formation of course. they will be practicing their precision maneuvers in the bay area skies on thursday afternoon. then they will wow crowds at the fleet show over the weekend. they are hosting a meet and greet at pier 39 friday night. >> i alwa
Oct 3, 2012 2:00am PDT
's private correspondence. vatican police testified they found thousands of pages of documents inside his apartment. >>> also in vatican city, a dramatic but unrelated protest. a man climbed on to the dome of st. peters basilica, unfurling a protest banner. at least report he was still up there. >>> after checking out a tip, police near detroit say missing teamsters boss jimmy hoffa is not buried in the driveway of a home, neither is anyone else. >>> starting friday night, magician david blaine is going to stan in the middle of 1 million electrical volts for three days without any food. his body suit and metal helmet will keep him safe inside the lightning storm. the real danger will come from sleep deprivation and deadly gases. >>> here's your "first look" at this morning's dish of scrambled politics. the president has recently been outspending mitt romney in a key swing state. "the new york times" reports that over the last two weeks in colorado, president obama's campaign and its allies ran seven television commercials for every five ads run for mitt romney. >>> seems free will is stil
Oct 3, 2012 4:30am EDT
desk with breaking news. >> we have breaking news out of vatican city. straight to the video. police on the scene at the vatican where a man climbed the dome, this is after he jumped over this railing, and then he was able to climb the dome which we're talking about 450 feet, once he got on top, he put out a banner and said he did this in protest of prime minister mario monti and the european union. at this time, he is still up there on top of that dome and police are still trying to figure out how to get him down. reporting from the news 4 live desk, angie goff, news 4. >>> ahead, getting to the bottom of a seat problem at american airlines as the airline deals with another incident in mid flight. >>> plus this cute little dog is on on the mend after a vicious attack by her own owner. >>> and a lot of people dealing with fog. a look at wha >>> time to dust off the skis and snowboards. copper mountain in colorado already making snow. the machines switched on yesterday to help the mountain get ready for some ski race teams that want to start training there. the resort plans to open to
Oct 6, 2012 4:00pm PDT
beyond its borders. >> now to the scandal rocking the vatican. the pope's former butler found guilty today of stealing private papal documents and leaking them to a reporter, but tonight the butler is expecting a pardon. paulo gabrieli was always close to the pope or at his side serving dinner. it was a trusted position and he betrayed that trust, handing over thousands of copies of documents to an investigative journalist who was writing a tell-all book. it caused a sensation with accusations of fighting and financial misdealings. in court the butler confessed to the crime and said he did it out of love for the church. his lawyer said he shouldn't be remembered as a thief and even hopes that in the future his motives will be rewarded for the butler said it himself in court this morning, he did what he did for the sake of the church and of the pope. >> vatican judges disagreed, sentencing gabrieli to 18 months in prison. the butler has to wait for forgiveness from the very man he betrayed. the pope's spokesman says a pardon is likely and the pontiff will now study the court file and
Oct 6, 2012 7:00am PDT
in the line of duty just this year. >>> the butler did it. that is the ruling from the vatican court today. paolo gabrielle will serve a year and a half in jail for stealing the pope's confidential papers and leaking them to a journalist. a book based on those papers claims corruption within the vatican hierarchy. and then gabrielle's trial created the biggest scandal to hit the vatican. we'll have a live report on that coming up. >>> tensions flare. we'll take you to the region. you know how to dance... with a deadline. and from national. because only national lets you choose any car in the aisle... and go. you can even take a full-size or above, and still pay the mid-size price. this is awesome. [ male announcer ] yes, it is, business pro. yes, it is. go national. go like a pro. ...and we inspected his brakes for free. -free is good. -free is very good. [ male announcer ] now get 50% off brake pads and shoes at meineke. >>> now to that deadly attack in libya in which the u.s. ambassador and three other americans were killed. two tunisians are being detained in turkey in connec
Oct 6, 2012 5:00am PDT
to the vatican police he named half a dozen people including priests and cardinals who he said suggested he leak documents to an italian journalists. some 80 boxes were removed from paolo gabriele's apartment in vatican city. some documents bore pope benedict's own hand writing including the word destroy written in german. it revealed the secret workings of the vatican. >> the importance of this trial is the vatican showing it's taking a serious breach of trust, a serious crime, if you will, taking it very seriously. in the past there's been the idea anybody can get away with figure and that's clearly not the case. >> reporter: paolo gabriele said he acted to expose what he saw as evil and corruption in the church which was not being brought to the attention of the pope. he expressed annee to the pope for betraying his trust. it's expected the pope will par on the man. if paolo gabriele goes to jail it will be in italy since the vatican does not have a long term detention fast. >> what's likely to happen to the butler after he gets out of prison, do you think? >> reporter: well the consensus if
Sep 30, 2012 3:00pm PDT
the pope's personal apartment to an italian paper. this is pretty significant for the vatican. they're known for secrecy. at least we're expected to learn a little bit of what's going on. >> we hope, deb. that is the hope. again, it's one of the most significant cases the vatican city court has heard, not to mention a huge embarrassment. paulo gabriele is one of the most trusted advisers to the pope. he leaked the papers because we wanted to expose the evil and corruption taking place perhaps in the vatican itself or in churches everywhere. he had a motive behind it. he didn't fight it. he actually admitted to the fact he did this, even though he hasn't entered a formal plea. >> intent is one thing. theft is another which is what's going to be so fascinating. saturday's initial session was held under very closely controlled circumstances. only a handful of approved reporters were inside. so what are some of the juiciest details that came out? >> we're not surprised. no cameras, no recording devices. even the pens that the reporters had brought in were taken. they took every proactiv
Oct 2, 2012 5:00am EDT
oppression. ikea says it regrets the cata g catalog. >>> paolo gabrieli will be on trial by the vatican tribunal. he's accused of stealing documents from inside the vatican and giving it to a journalist. he said he did it to expose corruption in the vatican. he faces four years in prison if he's convicted. >>> first unhappy pilots and cancelled flights. now american airlines is facing an faa investigation over broken seats. eight planes have been grounded after an entire row of seats came loose during two flights, one on saturday and one yesterday. in both cases, the flights had to be diverted to new york's jfk airport. the airline says it could be a defect in a certain model of seats. passengers say this issue, on top of plummeting on time arrival numbers and rising cancellations is unacceptable. >> if they don't fly, i don't have a status on another airline. so it's a big issue for me. >> shakes my confidence as a passenger that i'm going to be able to get to my destination on time. >> american blames some of the issues on a feud with unions pilots, who say they are writing up trivial
Oct 2, 2012 6:00pm EDT
the run-off from fertilizer. >>> some new developles on a document leak that has been plaguing the vatican. today pope benedict xvi's butler admitted to stealing private documents from the pointive's offices. but as claudia reports, the butler still says he's innocent. >> reporter: the pope's former butler took the witness stand on tuesday and confessed being the person that stole and leaked private documents from the papal apartments to an italian journalist who later published them in a book. nevertheless, he said he did not feel guilty of theft. the charges brought against him but he did feel guilty about having betrayed the pope's trust. he said he just acted alone with no accomplice. he never took money or presents in exchange for the documents. he just wanted to expose he said the evil incorruption he saw all around him in the catholic church. something that he saw but the pope apparently didn't. during a personal anecdote, he explain he had lunches and dinners with the pope sometimes during which time he had a chat and realized how easy it was to manipulate a man with such an enormo
Oct 3, 2012 4:00pm EDT
. >>> a scandal at the vatican. still ahead, the butler who admits he stole from the pope. why he says the pontiff is vulnerable. >>> veronica says more fog is on the way. she's going to tell us the other proble >>> well, she asked for it, ix got them. you deliver, folks. >> everybody likes babies and pets, right? that's exactly what ix got. the nats photos ix requested, ix wanted to see your pets, babies, too. this is where ix want you to send them. i think ix got the video ready to roll, of all the pictures that you guys managed to send in. again, if you want to get pictures to us, look at that. so cute. nothing better than -- >> oh, cute! >> sleeping away. the big smiles, too. >> that's a big hat. >> that is where you need to send your pictures in. we'll get them on. right now, though, we've got showers moving through. you probably had some pictures of around sprinkles and cloud cover for today. that's what's on storm team 4 radar. a little left over right now. a fairly quiet radar. until ix get to tomorrow morning when we've got some more action in the way of fog and showers that are going to
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Oct 6, 2012 8:00am PDT
by enemy fire. overseas, a major ruling in the vatican scandal. finding the former governor guilty of stealing private papers and documents and liking that information to the journalist. he was sentenced to 18 months in jail. and the papal pardon is likely. >> and sending you back to forbes on fox. see you at 1:00. >> next saturday. a must see special cause of freedom. neal will be live focusoth countdown to catastrophe . as our nation barrels to the fiscal cliff. don't miss it next saturday. >> social security strapped more than anybody thought. a new government report rerealing that the trust fund can be could go bust. mitt romney said he will fix it by raising the retirement age by younger americans. president obama said bad idea. rich, who has the idea right. >> governor romney has it right. fdr proposed sussocial security. average american lived in the 60s and now high 70s. we have the biggest population bulge. baby boomers just going in social security now. and so the idea that we can't follow the president's own simpson-bowles commission and raise it by two years is ridiculo
Oct 6, 2012 11:00am PDT
has been found guilty by the vatican court. he will serve a year and a half in jail for stealing the pope's confidential papers and leaking them to a journalist. he'll also have to pay the cost of the tile. >> in pakistan, a group of people are protesting u.s. drone attacks in that country. they're leading a march to south waziristan, but they say the demonstrators will not be allowed into the area. >> a wanted terror suspect arrived in the u.s. earlier this morning. radical cleric abu hamza al masri is now in new york. he's one of five men extradited today on terror chargers. >> he's wanted on 11 terrorist charges in the united states, including trying to set up a terrorist training camp at this ranch in oregon in 1999. he's accused of masterminding the kidnapping of 16 western tourists in yemen in 1998, including two americans. as well as abu hamza, four other men are being extradited to the u.s. two are accused of fund-raising for the taliban and chechen rebels online. two others for their involvement in the 1998ast africa embassy bombings which left 265 people dead. >> that w
Oct 6, 2012 4:00pm PDT
. >>> the vatican says pope benedict xvi will most likely pardon his former butler after he was found guilty of stealing confidential church documents. the pope's butler was sentenced to 18 months in prison. he's said to have passed the stolen documents to an italian journalist. >>> gas prices in california jumped again overnight. drivers are now paying an average of $4.61 a gallon, some parts of the state seeing closer to six bucks. experts blame it on a series of problems in california refineries and already low supply. knbc reports the most drivers are paying 50 cents more than just a week ago. >>> u.s. officials tried for years to get a muslim cleric brought here from britain to stand trial on terrorism charges. today, that man and four others arrived in the united states. they were formally extradited and the wheels of justice are turning. richard roth with details from new york. >> reporter: it didn't take long after extradition for the accused terrorist to appear in a u.s. court. the one-eyed bearded fiery cleric didn't say much as the 11 federal charges against him were read out. wit
Oct 2, 2012 7:00am PDT
, he is facing vatican justice. and we are getting a rare glimpse inside a world that feeds on secrecy. >> gabriele seemed calm, serious, a bit tense at times. >> reporter: no one was closer to the pope, waking him in the morning, bringing him his meals. when investigators raided gabriele in his apartment, they carried off 82 boxes of evidence, including stolen documents. gabriele is accused of being the source of damning leaks that filled the papers here all spring. saying the vatican was a sea of corruption and cronyism. construction contracts given to friends. people buying audiences with the pope for $13,000. >> it became painfully clear he does not have his hands on the rudder. he looks very much like a weak pope. >> reporter: the pope returned to the vatican yesterday after three months at his summer residence outside rome. at 85, he is noticeably in decline. the papacy tainted by the leaked documents. the blind and the intrigue and infighting all around him. as for gabriele, a 46-year-old father of three who lived at the vatican, he has said he leaked the documents out of loyalt
Sep 30, 2012 10:00am PDT
was married. the vatican this week called the item a fake and a clumsy forgery. >>> a special church of england panel held three days of closed door meetings to select the next arch bishop of can't bury. spiritual leader of the 78-world member wordwide communion. the new arch bishop will succeed rowan williams who has been in the position since 2002 and is retiring. the nominating panel smits the name of its preferred successor along with an alternate to british prime minister david cameron. the prime minister then gives his selection to queen elizabeth for final approval. >>> in saudi arabia 1,000 nigerian muslim women were detained at the airport after they arrived in the country unaccompanied by men. they were on their way to mecca to perform the pilgrimage to take place next month. saudi arabia requires them to travel with a male escort and is sending the women back to nigeria. >>> the u.s. catholic bishops this week pledged unconditional support for the catholic church in nigeria after a cathedral was bombed there last weekend. the attack is the latest in a up long line of churc
Oct 3, 2012 4:00pm PDT
of the islamic republic. >> in other news, vatican policemen testified at the trial of pope benedict's former but there have described how they found hundreds of documents hidden inside his home. he is charged with stealing and leaking confidential documents, some of which should have been destroyed. mr. gabrielle has denied theft. the french government has presented plans for a new anti- terrorism law that will allow authorities to prosecute anyone attending militant islamist running camps abroad. it is hoped that this will prevent a repeat of the deadly attacks which took place in march when a french radical islamist killed seven people. the director of the russian security service has blamed al qaeda for starting wildfires this summer which spread through southern europe and the balkans. he said the aim was to cause significant damage with minimum effort. in a farm into groups say there is no evidence that the blazes were caused by terrorists. the u.n. -- the united states classifies hamas as a terrorist organization. now, the group which controls gaza has been accused of torture, police b
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